A lonely boy walking along a New Jersey highway one October evening meets the boy of his dreams, a boy who happens to have died decades ago and whose ghost now haunts the road. Awkward crushes, both bitter and sweet, lead him to face youthful dreams and childish fears. With its cast of offbeat friends, antiques, and Ouija boards, Vintage is not your typical romance but does offers readers a memorable blend of dark humor, chills and love. A finalist for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Steve Berman often writes queer and weird fiction for young adult readers. He resides in New Jersey the only state with an official devil.
..".gay teen readers who've been hankering for a horror story all their own will be thrilled with all of the creeps, crawls, chills, and eyeliner that Berman has to offer." - School Library Journal "Vintage is an outstanding example of how genres such as YA fantasy and supernatural fiction can be used to create new stories which exploit the potential of speculative fiction to address social issues. I am already anticipating the next book by Steve Berman." - The Green Man Review "[Vintage is] a smart, stylish coming-of-age story about a gay teenager, a seductive ghost, and the many ways that the past shadows the present. It's also a love story, but one that's dark and sharp and full of unexpected twists. Much like adolescence itself." - Terri Windling, Endicott Studios Blog